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Get Your Skin Tightening done in New York City by World Renowned Dermatologist, Debra Jaliman, MD

Skin tightening is a highly effective method for enhancing skin rejuvenation without the need for potentially risky surgery. Many women seek treatments such as lasers, fillers, and other treatments to combat the aging process. Radio-frequency (rf) skin tightening is a safe and effective treatment for skin laxity that can be used on any area of the body, for all skin types and skin tones. This type of treatment increases collagen production, providing structural support to the skin. Visible results can be observed within 3 to 6 months. These non-surgical skin tightening procedures are FDA-approved, require no recovery time, and can be performed without anesthesia.

At our office, we offer three different radiofrequency devices for skin tightening. Thermage CPT, Exilis Ultra Skin Tightening, and the latest addition, Tempsure Envi. All of these technologies effectively address skin laxity. They improve the texture and rejuvenate the skin surface by the production of new collagen production, resulting in improved skin texture and rejuvenation. Unlike a surgical procedure, like a facelift, these treatments do not require a healing process, and there is no visible swelling, downtime, redness, or bruising. This makes them an excellent choice for individuals with busy lifestyles who prefer not to take time off for surgery.

Thermage CPT

Thermage CPT is a radiofrequency device that requires just a single treatment. When performing this procedure on the face or neck, pain medication is administered due to the presence of some discomfort. The medication is taken orally one hour prior to the procedure. Thermage on the eyes, uses a smaller handpiece and is painless and doesn't require the use of any medication.


Exilis Ultra Skin Tightening radiofrequency requires multiple treatments but no pain medication. It is a safe and effective treatment for skin tightening.

Tempsure Envi radiofrequency

Tempsure Envi radiofrequency skin tightening requires 4 treatments spaced one month apart for skin tightening. This device does not require any medication. FlexSure radiofrequency skin tightening for the body does not require any medication, but it requires 6 treatments 2 weeks apart.

With over a decade of experience in radio-frequency skin tightening treatments, Dr. Jaliman is a board-certified dermatologist in New York City who has successfully treated numerous patients with exceptional results. She possesses the expertise and knowledge to provide you with advice on various procedures and create a personalized treatment plan to address your wrinkles and sagging skin. To schedule an appointment for a consultation and learn more about whether you are a suitable candidate, as well as the risks and benefits of skin tightening, call our Upper East Side, Manhattan, New York office at 212-517-8855. Dr. Jaliman's team will capture both pre- and post-treatment photographs to visually demonstrate the remarkable transformation of your skin. The difference in your skin will be evident.

Exilis Ultra before & after treatment photos

How does skin tightening work?

As we age, our bodies experience a decline in collagen levels, resulting in the loosening of skin. To counteract this loss of firmness, it becomes crucial to stimulate the production of new collagen. A skilled professional utilizes a radio frequency handpiece which is placed on the skin surface and delivers controlled bursts of heat to the deeper layers of skin tissue, thereby encouraging the generation of new collagen.

What parts of the face and body can skin tightening be used on?

Skin tightening can be used on various parts of the face and body. It is effective in tightening the eyes, chest area, and sculpting the jawline. It can improve jowls, the chest, arms, neck, abdomen, thighs, knees, and buttocks.

Will I need more than one skin-tightening treatment session?

The number of sessions required and the technology used depends on the device you choose. The Thermage CPT utilizes monopolar technology and requires only one session. It is uncomfortable and requires pain medication to be taken by mouth. On the other hand, Excelis Ultra also uses monopolar technology but requires multiple sessions depending on the patient and the area being treated. Both of these technologies can significantly enhance the appearance of your skin with some subtle immediate improvement noticed by many but the final results typically are visible within 3 to 6 months.

Tempsure Envi radiofrequency uses monopolar technology which produces more sustained tightening and requires 4 treatments done one month apart which help to reduce wrinkles and tighten skin.

There is also FlexSure, which is radio frequency for the body. It has a unique technology and delivery system. It has a wrappable applicator that conforms to the different parts of the body. The number of treatments varies depending on the laxity of the skin. It may require 4-6 sessions. These are done 2-4 weeks apart. It delivers reliable energy to the treatment area.

Is skin tightening painful?

Exilis Ultra's non-invasive technology combines heating and cooling, which prevents overheating of the skin and ensures patient comfort throughout the procedure. Sessions usually last between 20-30 minutes. In the vast majority of cases, there is no pain associated with the procedure. A few patients may notice temporary redness in the treated areas, but otherwise, there are no known side effects. People resume their usual activities immediately after treatment.

Tempsure is a comfortable skin-tightening treatment. There is no discomfort and it requires no anesthetic or numbing cream. Most patients feel a sensation of warmth. It has a special sensor that takes the temperature of your skin during the treatment, which makes it very precise and effective.

Does Tempsure, Flexure, Exilis, or Thermage have ultrasound technology?

These radio-frequency skin-tightening technologies do not contain ultrasound. There is a skin-tightening machine that has ultrasound. It is called Ultherapy. It includes radiofrequency and ultrasound.

Can skin tightening be combined with a Fraxel laser?

Yes. These two techniques can be used in combination to improve the texture and also elasticity, firmness, and laxity of the skin.

Learn more about our Fraxel laser treatment here.

Can skin tightening be combined with other laser treatments?

The Genesis laser is a great complement to skin tightening as it targets the uppermost layers of the skin. This results in a radiant complexion, reduced pores, diminished redness, and an overall improvement in skin texture.

Learn more about our Genesis laser treatment here.

Can skin tightening be combined with IPL (intense pulsed light)?

Skin tightening can be combined with IPL, also known as intense pulsed light. It is necessary to schedule a separate treatment day for this.

Can skin tightening be combined with facial fillers?

Often, there arises a need to enhance the volume of the face by using hyaluronic acid injectables such as Restylane or Juvederm to reduce the appearance of nasal labial folds or by administering Voluma to the cheeks or chin for facial contouring. I often add an injection of filler to the lips to enhance the fullness and create a more balanced facial aesthetic. As a dermatologist, I possess the expertise to skillfully integrate various treatment modalities in order to attain optimal outcomes. To learn more about facial fillers visit our facial fillers page.

Can skin tightening destroy fat?

Radio-frequency skin tightening does not destroy the fat. It is a safe and effective treatment.

Does skin tightening melt facial fillers?

Radio-frequency skin tightening does not affect facial fillers.

Does skin tightening treat a wrinkle?

Skin tightening improves wrinkling on the surface of the skin because it tightens the overall skin and improves skin laxity.

Can skin tightening be combined with Botox?

Skin tightening can be combined with Botox for the added effect of improving surface wrinkles.

Learn more about our Botox treatment here.

Can skin tightening be combined with PRP (platelet rich plasma)?

Skin tightening can be combined with PRP for the added effect of improving skin quality.

Learn more about our PRP Skin Tightening treatment here.

Can skin tightening be combined with microneedling?

Skin tightening can be used with a variety of different procedures for anti-aging. If microneedling is one of the procedures you choose it needs to be done on a separate day.

Learn more about our Microneedling treatment here.

Can skin tightening be combined with peels?

Skin tightening can be combined with a light peel on the same day.

Learn more about our Peel treatment here.

Can skin tightening be combined with laser hair removal?

Skin tightening can be combined with laser hair removal.

Learn more about our laser hair removal here.

Can skin tightening be done if a patient has threads in their face?

Skin tightening can safely be performed with threads in the face.

Can skin tightening be used in a patient with acne scars?

If a patient has acne scars, skin tightening can be used, but it is not a treatment for scars. There are more effective alternatives to consider, such as the Fraxel laser, the Revlite laser filler injections, or PRP.

Learn more about our Acne Scars treatment here.

Is skin tightening affected by sun exposure?

The skin tightening technology is designed to penetrate deep into the skin without affecting the outer layers (epidermis). This means that it is not impacted by sun exposure, unlike lasers. However, we advise our patients to wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 to 50 to prevent further sun damage. It is recommended to choose a sunscreen with a high concentration of zinc oxide or titanium dioxide to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Sun damage can cause various changes in the skin, such as fine lines and skin discoloration, and can also break down collagen and elastin in the dermis.

Does skin tightening replace plastic surgery?

Skin tightening is not a substitute for plastic surgery. If you have significant skin laxity and sagging, plastic surgery may be a more suitable option for you. It is crucial to consult with a dermatologist who specializes in aesthetics to assess your situation and determine the best course of action for your specific needs. Many patients find great success with a neck lift, as it effectively addresses skin draping and contouring, along with the use of liposuction. Collaboration between plastic surgeons and dermatologists is common, as dermatologists can utilize laser treatments to minimize the visibility of any scars that result from surgical incisions.

Does skin tightening affect the skincare routine?

The doctor will discuss particular products, offer you options, and then create a personalized anti-aging skincare routine that suits your specific skin type. The discussion will include the benefits of antioxidants, particularly Vitamin C serum, which aids in boosting collagen production. Additionally, she will address any inquiries you may have concerning beauty products from different brands.

Can makeup be worn after skin tightening?

Makeup, moisturizer, serums, and sunscreen can be applied immediately following the skin tightening procedure.

Are there certain ingredients I should avoid after the skin tightening treatment?

Avoid harsh chemicals as they may irritate your skin. It's also best to avoid fragrances.

Are skin tightening procedures covered by insurance?

Insurance does not provide coverage for skin tightening treatments as they are classified as cosmetic procedures.

What Causes Loose Skin?

Even though aging is inevitable, there are several ways to combat loose, sagging skin. The following are a few of the various factors that might cause wrinkled or drooping skin on the body and face:

  • Aging-related elasticity loss
  • Abrupt changes in weight
  • Poor skincare
  • Repeated sun exposure
  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • Genetics
  • Frequent facial expressions

What is Laser Skin Tightening Treatment?

The loss of elastin and collagen in the skin results from natural aging and prolonged sun exposure, leading to skin texture and appearance changes. The skin proteins collagen and elastin are responsible for elasticity and a firm base. Wrinkles, fine lines, and loose skin are signs of aging that appear as elastin and collagen are lost.

Laser skin tightening is a non-invasive cosmetic surgery with virtually no downtime. Numerous treatment options use distinct technologies to heat the preexisting collagen in the skin's underlying layers.

In addition, this procedure encourages the dermis to produce new collagen, giving the skin a tighter, smoother, and more youthful appearance. Because laser skin tightening procedures are exceedingly successful and don't require any recovery time, they are becoming increasingly popular from Atlanta to California to New York. Following a laser skin tightening procedure, some skin rejuvenation advantages may be noticeable immediately, but they also gradually improve over several months.

The FDA has approved laser skin tightening to reduce wrinkles, fine lines, and skin laxity. Although plastic surgery procedures, including facelifts, can produce more dramatic effects, most patients prefer to attain the best skin-tightening outcomes without dealing with the high expenses, discomfort, and downtime of cosmetic surgery. Laser skin tightening is the most effective nonsurgical method to renew skin virtually anywhere on the body and give the face a fresher look.

Which skin tightening is best for me?

Some of the most well-liked non-invasive skin tightening laser procedures available at Dr. Jaliman's dermatology clinic include Vivace RF and Thermage Microneedling, which promote the creation of new, healthy skin cells and improved collagen synthesis. It's crucial to remember that there isn't a single "best" skin tightening procedure that works for every patient when choosing an effective skin tightening laser. Instead, your demands and goals will determine which skin-tightening laser therapy suits you. An in-person consultation with Dr. Debra Jaliman at her New York clinic will determine which laser is optimal for tightening your skin. Laser technology has made significant strides in dermatology in the past ten years. The area(s) of the body to be treated, the amount of time required for the operations, the frequency of treatment sessions, the amount of recuperation time, and the expected results all play a role in selecting a laser system.

How to get started with skin tightening in NYC?

A naturally found protein within the skin called collagen helps to keep it smooth, firm, and youthful-looking. Skin laxity rises with the deterioration of collagen levels in your skin over time. In addition to aggravating numerous other aging symptoms, loose skin can make many people, both men and women, feel self-conscious. Skin tightening can be the answer for you if you're annoyed by the appearance of fine lines, loose skin, or uneven skin texture. In the cosmetic office of Dr. Debra Jaliman in New York City, one of the most common cosmetic procedures is laser skin tightening, which can restore the skin's collagen levels without downtime.

With years of experience, Dr. Jaliman is a board-certified dermatologist who offers superior non-invasive cosmetic treatments, including skin tightening, to her patients worldwide. To help you address your issues and achieve your ideal aesthetic goals, Dr. Jaliman will collaborate with you to create a personalized treatment plan that combines a variety of in-office treatments and expertly developed skincare products. Contact us online or call Dr. Jaliman's dermatology clinic at (212) 517-8855 to arrange a consultation.